12 January 2004 President Lukashenka amnesties 40 percent of Belarus’ prison population. MINSK, Belarus–This year, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka will release thousands of prisoners, the sixth mass amnesty that he has declared in his nearly decade-long presidency. This time, though, the amnesty will be particularly broad, with 20,000 inmates set to leave prison. This will […]

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